Hi, Nate Parker:
We've been following the buzz around The Birth of A Nation for months now. And by following, I mean borderline stalking. The film, not you. That would be weird.
We are also obsessed with the story of Nat Turner. We're impressed and inspired by your dedication to bringing his story to the big screen. We've read that you're not only acting in the film, but you wrote it and put up your own dough. Way to step up to the plate. The film stills we've seen on Shadow & Act look not just promising, but amazing.
We read that there were multiple standing ovations after #TheBirthofANation screening at Sundance. Your hard work is paying off and will continue to. On behalf of everyone, WE-- you know who that means-- are proud of you.
We're sure you, the cast/crew and the investors are somewhere celebrating your film's new $17.5m sale to Fox Searchlight, the highest amount ever paid for a film at Sundance. When you've had a moment to take it all in, WE have one request:
We NEED a trailer/some footage.
Is that possible this early?
We keep reading about all the awesomeness and want to feel included. We want a peek. We'll even take a 15s clip from the film on Instagram.
We really are THIS excited. And yes, we are planning to show up in theaters. In droves. Tell Fox that too.
Thank you in advance for your consideration.